Project & Portfolio Management

Eight Downfalls of Organizational Change Efforts

Change management has become entrenched in the 21st century. Organizational change provides a great opportunity for enterprises to build a more effective, and more...

E-Mail TCO Worksheet

The “E-Mail TCO Worksheet” helps IT leaders peer into existing e-mail infrastructure and provisioning costs. IT leaders will gather expense information for 19 specific...

New IT Leaders: Earning Credibility with Business Management

New IT leaders will have little influence unless they build credibility with senior business officers. Become a dynamic force that motivates and coordinates the...

IT Strategy Case Study of a Large Manufacturing Company

Increasing business complexity has been driven by both organic growth and acquisitions. IT had to align its people, projects, and resources with the Company's innovative...

Case Study: IndependenceFirst

View how one CIO used quality communication with stakeholders to gain approval for IT initiatives.

China for Outsourced IT Services

IT professionals who are interested in outsourcing application development, maintenance, or helpdesk services offshore have a myriad of geographic locations to choose...

Target Ratio, Mix, and Metric Generator

The majority of IT departments spend 66% of their time performing operational activity and 34% of their time on strategic activity. Shifting more focus to strategic...

Essential Elements for Project Success

Several factors differentiate project success from project failure. Avoid common project pitfalls with diagnostic questions and follow best practice guidelines to improve...

Include MS SQL Server 2008 in Consolidation Plans for Cost Reduction

There is a significant cost reduction opportunity in consolidating smaller SQL databases while upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Over time, smaller databases have...

IT Steering Committees in Municipal Settings

Municipalities, with their myriad of departments and services, must manage competing goals and objectives for IT. IT is a scarce commodity and allocating resources...
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